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Today's News

  • Kentucky's agricultural district program

    Land is a valuable resource and an asset required for any kind of development, whether it is urban or rural. Yet a careful balance must be encouraged whereby our most productive lands are available for agricultural use.

    Kentucky's General Assembly, in 1928 passed the Agricultural District Law (Statute 262.850) which permits a landowner or group of landowners with 250 acres or more to petition the local conservation district to include their land in an agricultural district. The petition is then forwarded to the Kentucky Soil and Water Commission for approval or denial.

  • News briefs for April 9, 2008

    Eminence Elementary STLP holding car wash

    The Eminence Elementary Student Technology Leadership Program team will hold a car wash and bake sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Browning's Service Department in Eminence. Proceeds will help the team travel to its first state competition in May.

    Clements Bottom Homecoming

    The renovation of the old Clements Bottom School House has been completed and a homecoming is planned for May 10. This will be an old fashioned soup and pie supper which will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Pool committee may be dissolved

    Landmark News Service

    Craig Meadows remembers when his T-ball team celebrated its season-end with a splash at the public pool. It used to be a place where kids from the city could mingle with those from the county, and childhood laughter was the by-product of a back-buster or belly-flop.

    Now the Eminence senior hopes a weekend concert can lull a community divided over a contentious plan to re-open the city pool, closed by officials a few years ago because of sagging attendance.

  • Doug Chapman

    L.D. "Doug" Chapman, age 83 of Carrollton, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at his residence in Carrollton. He was the son of the late Wilbert and Lillian Roberts Chapman, graduate of Campbellsburg High School, attended the University of Kentucky, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran serving in both WWII and the Korean War achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.

  • Tractors will "drive" out cancer

    Staff Report

    Think your tractor's sexy?

    Then show it off Saturday at the inaugural 22-mile tractor ride, to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The event will start at the county fairgrounds and snake through Franklinton, Bethlehem and Pleasureville, before returning to the starting site.

    "We're trying to stay out of the major traffic," organizer William "Junie" Potts said. "I don't think we're going to stall traffic very much."

    A shiny New International will lead the pack, but anyone with a tractor is welcome to join the informal parade.

  • Someone to inspire us

    We are standing at a crossroad in history. This has been and will be a record-breaking presidential election, in more ways than one. And for the first time in a long time, Kentucky voters will play a crucial role in selecting the presidential nominees. The Republican presidential primary has already been decided and they have quite a formidable candidate in Senator John McCain. But it's the Democratic race that still has many people on the edge.

  • Health Fair is in its third year

    For the third year in a row, Henry County residents will have the opportunity to visit their very own Community Health Fair. On Saturday April 19 from 9 am to 12 pm the Eminence Community Center will host a health fair for the residents of Henry County. Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools including FRYSC, YSC and School Health Services in collaboration with the Henry County Health Department have organized a health event for the entire family.

  • Thanks to all for benefit help

    We would like to thank each and everyone who attended, worked, or contributed in any way to the Marilyn Moore Benefit held on March 21. The benefit was a huge success. Once again, the people of this county opened their arms and hearts and proved why this is the best county in the world to live in.

  • Letter to a litterer

    On a beautiful spring morning as I was traveling down Bullitt Hill Road on my way to work, I was enjoying the bright green of the new landscape. Then, something caught my eye on the side of the road. Not wild flowers nor dogwood blossoms nor redbud sprigs, but a fresh, garish orange and white McDonalds bag! A few rolls of the wheels on the opposite side was a red Miller carton (empty for certain). Bright colors, but ugly trash!

  • 21 years after her death, Judy Lea still helping children in Henry County

    This year will mark the 21st anniversary of the death of a beloved Henry County resident, Judy Wilson Lea. Even though many people did not know her, many still benefit from her. Lea worked for the Henry County Public School system as a cafeteria worker at Campbellsburg Elementary School. While there she became known for her willingness to help children in need. In 1987, the year she died, a fund was set up in her name that helps children every year who cannot afford the basic needs in life, such as shoes, clothing, eyeglasses and medical care.